[rescue] Rack Ears for Cisco C1400 FDDI/CDDI Concentrator?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Thu Apr 3 07:07:15 CDT 2008

>From: Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org>
>Date: 2008/04/02 Wed PM 10:30:24 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Rack Ears for Cisco C1400 FDDI/CDDI Concentrator?

>On Wednesday 02 April 2008, Zach Lowry wrote:
>> On Apr 2, 2008, at 3:52 PM, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> > Dan Sikorski wrote:
>> >>>> Does anyone on here happen to have a set of rack ears for the
>> >>>> Cisco Catalyst C1400 Concentrator? I've decided to keep this guy
>> >>>> around and play with some antiquated networking technologies. If
>> >>>> anyone knows a compatible set of ears for this guy, it'd be much
>> >>>> appreciated so I can expand my eBay searches. :)
>> >>>
>> >>> First of all, antiquated?
>> >>>
>> >>> Second, I have a spare set available.
>> >>
>> >> Yeah, i didn't realize that it was antiquated either.  Boy, I
>> >> guess i need to unplug mine and throw it away! :)
>> >
>> > It sure beats the piss out of 100Mbps ethernet.
>> I didn't mean to make anyone angry, just sayin'. It's not really
>> being produced/deployed/supported anymore, for better or worse. I
>> remember a number of discussions about the strengths of FDDI/CDDI, so
>> I thought I'd try and give it a shot. I have a couple of sbus CDDI
>> cards laying around, just need to locate some PCI adapters as well.
>Also, 40Gb and 100Gb Ethernet are pretty much "just around the corner".
>In any case, why would someone claiming that computer equipment is 
>antiquated annoy anyone here?  We're all after "antiquated" (or at 
>least obsolete) equipment, or else the "Rescue" title of the list would 
>apply more to one's pocketbook than what equipment we're getting.


I read this as quite the reverse, the original poster seemed dismissive and almost apologetic for wanting to put this "antiquated" piece of equipment into service. Sridhar and others defended the hardware as not being antiquatedn not that the OP was putting it in service...


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